DIFC Art Nights


Featuring curated art, pop-up workshops, panel discussions around the theme of “Expressions for Sustainable Change” the 16th edition promises to be a two-day event packed with fun. 

23 Nov 2023 06:00pm - 10:00pm

24 Nov 2023 06:00pm - 10:00pm

The upcoming 16th edition of DIFC Art Nights promises to be an unforgettable one, featuring insightful panel talks on classic cars and art as an investment, a curated selection of artists, engaging workshops and entertainment offerings, based around the theme of “Expressions for Sustainable Change”.

DIFC Art Nights was launched in 2010 with the aim to support emerging artists and provide them with a platform to showcase their art and connect with the extended art community. The biannual celebration of creativity attracts the most affluent audience to Gate Village, the vibrant cultural hub of DIFC.

The 16th edition’s theme is in-line with the upcoming COP28 in Dubai during November, and will challenge artists to interpret and explore sustainability, environmental consciousness, and positive change through art.

Save the date for an exploration of artistic expressions driving sustainable change. Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of art, where visionary artists, both emerging and established, unite to craft a narrative of creativity and inspiration. Enhance your experience with Fireside Chats featuring industry experts from Christie's, 1000 Miglia, and RM Sotheby’s, as they discuss the intersection of art and sustainability.

Join us in celebrating art that sparks change and creativity with a purpose.


Fireside Chat | Session 1

Evolving Perspectives: Art as an Investment – Insights from Auction Houses on Shaping the Future Landscape" by Chritie's

Date: 23 November 2023 | 7:15pm

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion exploring the dynamic evolution of art as an investment, as seen through the lens of auction houses. Discover how these institutions navigate the ever-changing market trends, redefine valuation strategies, and influence the future trajectory of art as a valuable asset. Explore the intersection of art, finance, and innovation in this engaging conversation with industry experts.


Anthea Peers – President, Christie’s EMEA

Arne Everwijn – Director, Business Development for the Middle East and North Africa


Fireside Chat | Session 2

Evolution of Classic Cars in the UAE and Future

Date: 23 November 2023 | 8:15pm

Join us for an engaging fireside chat exploring the 'Evolution of Classic Cars in the UAE and Future Trends.' Delve into the rich history of iconic automobiles in the Emirates, tracing their evolution from vintage treasures to modern marvels. Our panel of experts will unravel the captivating journey, discussing the cultural significance, technological advancements, and future trajectories of classic cars in the UAE. Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain insights into the past, present, and exciting future of automotive heritage in our region.



Ghita Mejdi - Vice President - Middle East & Africa

Martin Halder - Martin M. Halder | Group CEO & Founder | Octanium


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